Firefighting

Helmet Cam Captures Fresno Firefighters Rescuing Children

Four Fresno firefighters are being hailed heroes for saving three young children. Newly released dramatic video takes you inside the rescue, reports abc7.com.

Firefighters found the three young children on Sunday in a Southwest Fresno apartment without their mother. Those three children are still in critical condition. 

Smoke barrels out of a burning apartment as a mother screams for her children.

“You start thinking about it. You look at your kids you look at your friends children and the images come back,” said Fresno Fire Captain Christian Palmer.

It’s pitch black and Captain Christian Palmer and his team make their way into the apartment. They pass a small electrical fire while they search for the three young kids.

“The mother had given us a general direction of where the kids were to be located. It’s zero visibility inside the building so we’re kind of using, we’re feeling down the wall trying to recognize objects,” said Palmer.

One by one the three young children are saved, covered in soot and knocked unconscious from the toxic smoke. Fresno Fire Chief Kerri Donis said her firefighters are heroes, even though they’ll never admit it. 

Watch video of the rescue here http://bit.ly/15RURRh